[OS X TeX] How to make locate/spotlight search ~/Library/texmf

André Bellaïche abellaic at math.jussieu.fr
Tue Aug 10 13:38:20 EDT 2010

Maybe a little off subject.

It seems than on my keyboard, you open Spotlight by typing ctrl-space, not cmd-space. And ctrl-alt-space does the same thing as typing cmd-F while in the finder : open a classical Find window.

cmd-space and cmd-alt-space do nothing.

(Mac OS 10.6.4, French keyboard)

André Bellaïche

Le 10 août 2010 à 18:22, Alan Munn a écrit :

> Hi,  I can use the locate command in a Terminal to quickly find files in /usr/local/texlive.  However, it doesn't find files in ~/Library/texmf.  How do I make it do that?
> Secondly, what's the relationship between the Spotlight search (via Command-space) and the locate search database?  They clearly don't find the same things, since /usr/local files never show up in the Command-Space searches.  Is there a way to make them match?
> Thanks
> Alan
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